Kresta in the Afternoon – April 22, 2020 – Hour 1

+  First US Diocese Resumes Public Masses

+  Catholic Hospitals Under Attack

  • Description: In a recent article for the New England Journal of Medicine, two prominent bioethicists express their concern that one in six US hospitals is "affiliated with a Catholic health system." In their view, this is a problem because religiously-affiliated hospitals often “refuse to provide legally permitted health services on the basis of institutional belief structures.” Wes Smith joins us.
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    • Dr. Wes Smith
      Wes Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. He’s the author of 13 books, most recently “Culture of Death: The age of Do-Harm Medicine.” Check out his Humanized blog at the discovery institute.
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    • Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine

      Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest. (learn more)

+  A Chestertonian Approach to Pandemics

  • Description: GK Chesterton was one of the great Christian minds of the 20th century. What would he have to say about facing suffering like a pandemic? We'll talk about it with Dale Ahlquist, who also previews an online event highlighting the Chesterton Academy of Detroit.
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    • Dale Ahlquist
      Dale Ahlquist is President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. He is also the publisher of Gilbert Magazine and the creator and host of the EWTN series The Apostle of Common Sense. He's also head of the Chesterton Schools Network. Visit
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